It’s not by accident that Dior’s creative director, Raf Simons, chose Le Palais Bulles, a bubble-shaped, multi-level house built by the Hungarian architect Antti Lovag, to show his new cruise collection. The structure of the building, which sits on the Theoule-sur-Mer cliff near Cannes, is based on Inuit dwellings, a specific environment that captured the spirit of the clothes. The collection married the architecture of the past with a sharp focus on the present by combining an array of colors and textures, transforming classical clothes into something with a more youthful spirit. Pierre Cardin, the current owner of the house, sat and watched the parade of short knit dresses, cropped jackets and folded mini-skirts. Like Cardin’s own work of the 1960s and ‘70s, the show was full of experimentation. And it was a full circle moment in many ways, given that Cardin too was the head of the Dior atelier, serving under the namesake.


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